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Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years

A TRUCK DRIVER who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port has been jailed for eight and a half years. Judge Patricia Ryan described Aidan Conroy, 40, of Ashbrook, Clonaslee, Co Laois as a facilitator in the importation of the drugs. The seizure was made at Dublin Port on 20 August, 2015 as […]

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Coca-Cola Christmas 2018 truck dates and locations in Ireland REVEALED – will it visit YOUR town?

Coca-Cola has announced the return of the iconic Christmas Truck as the festive season draws near. Locations for the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck have been revealed as it returns for its eight year in the country. The tour will kick off in Galway on November 30 before spreading the holiday cheer across 10 more stops in […]

Business National

Spar rings up €1.5bn of sales in Ireland

Turnover at BWG, the company that operates the Spar franchise in Ireland, rose 4.2pc to €1.5bn in the 12 months to the end of September according to results from its majority owner, the South Africa-based Spar Group. The performance resulted in BWG contributing a 9.6pc increase in rand terms at the group’s overall revenue for […]

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Lifestyle

Low-carb diets might be best for maintaining weight loss, study says

The best way to maintain weight loss may be to change your diet to one low in carbohydrates, according to new research. The study, published Wednesday in the journal BMJ, involved 164 overweight or obese people. Their weight was brought down by 12%, and they were stabilized at that weight and put on a high-, […]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Business Technology

Microsoft is acquiring a Texas-based AI startup as it prepares for the next wave of the cloud wars

Microsoft announced Wednesday that it would acquire XOXCO, the software company behind a friendly chatbot called Howdy, that helps users of the popular Slack work chat app schedule meetings. XOXCO, a nine-year-old Austin based company, also created Botkit, which provides development tools for the software development platform GitHub —which was, incidentally, offically acquired by Microsoft […]

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Business

China’s Zotye Automobile aiming to enter U.S. market in 2020

Ford has temporarily shelved plans to import Chinese-made cars to the United States, and now one of its Chinese partners looks like it will beat it to market. Zotye Automobile has announced its intention to begin selling cars in the U.S. starting in 2020, through a partnership with California-based startup HAAH Automotive Holdings, and has […]

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Business

Zuckerberg tells staff to use Android after Apple feud

t looks like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put Apple CEO Tim Cook on the naughty list this holiday season. The tech-for-tat tactics between the two most recognized names in Silicon Valley goes back to earlier this year. Cook has made critical comments about the  87 million Facebook users who had their data unknowingly accessed […]